Megan Hansen

Port floats idea of pursuing levy lid lift

Officials of the Port of Coupeville began preliminary discussions Wednesday about possibly running a levy lid lift in November. “Now’s the time to start talking… Continue reading

 

April Fools stories mark most read of the year

Out of the thousands of articles published this year in the Whidbey News-Times, the Top Two stories read most online were fake. Two stories from… Continue reading

 

Festival association awards $31,000 in community grants

Coupeville Festival Association distributed $31,000 in community grants last week to nonprofit groups and projects aimed at bettering the Central Whidbey community. Those grants, combined… Continue reading

 

Grants to help fund town road repairs

Some Coupeville roads will be getting a facelift in the coming year. Coupeville Town Council approved three road related projects this week, mostly utilizing grant… Continue reading

Donation drive about caring for community

As Pati Brigman collected warm winter coats for donation Thursday afternoon at her Coupeville store, she suddenly stopped. “What about scarves and gloves?” she asked.… Continue reading

Coupeville awards $1.2 million bid for elementary expansion

Coupeville School District will be starting the last major project funded by its capital facilities levy in January. The school board awarded P&L Construction out… Continue reading

Coupeville Schools bringing M&O, tech levies to voters

The Coupeville School District will ask voters to approve two replacement levies in February. The two levies, a maintenance and operations levy and a technology… Continue reading

Town to fill council, commission vacancies

Councilwoman Lisa Bernhardt is resigning her position on the council effective Dec. 31 after serving half of her four-year term. The Town of Coupeville is… Continue reading

Coupeville Thanksgiving feast expecting up to 175 guests

Many volunteers will be on hand for the 20th annual Coupeville Community Thanksgiving tomorrow. The annual event is 12-2:30 p.m. Thanksgiving Day at the Coupeville… Continue reading

Fight off that turkey coma with variety of weekend activities

There are several events happening this weekend, sure to revive even the deepest turkey coma. The Coupeville Chamber of Commerce is once again holding its… Continue reading

Town proposing $8 million draft 2018 budget

Coupeville Town Council held the first of two hearings on its proposed $8-million budget Tuesday evening. “This budget reflects our desire to continue to serve… Continue reading

Central Whidbey Fire bond sees landslide approval

With more than 65 percent of voters approving its bond, Central Whidbey Fire and Rescue appears to be the big winner in Tuesday’s election. Meanwhile,… Continue reading

Pool programs suspending Monday with levy failure

In the wake of the levy failure, most activities at Oak Harbor’s John Vanderzicht Memorial Pool will come to a halt Monday. The replacement levy… Continue reading

Second wave of votes pushes pool levy closer to approval

A second round of ballot counts late Wednesday bumped the North Whidbey Park and Recreation District levy closer to possible approval. Results show the levy… Continue reading

Admitting executive session mistake, Holly steps aside as chair

Admitting she made a mistake when calling an illegal executive session, Donna Sue Holly resigned last week as chairwoman of the North Whidbey Park and… Continue reading

Town completes first competitive 2 percent grant process

Coupeville Town Council awarded its first batch of tourism dollar grants under its new competitive application process. Eight grants, funded by the town’s hotel-motel 2… Continue reading

Cartoon for Saturday, Oct. 28

Cartoon by Jeff Koterba.… Continue reading

Levy, communication key topics for park district candidates

Six candidates are vying for three positions on the North Whidbey Park and Recreation District board. And for the three candidates available for interviews, each… Continue reading

Candidates hope to change dialogue in local politics

Two candidates vying for a seat on Coupeville Town Council said local dealings with political issues like jet noise motivated them to run. Brett Rebischke-Smith… Continue reading

Secret meeting probably was illegal

One North Whidbey Park and Recreation District board member’s behind-closed-door attempt to take another commissioner “to task” may have been illegal. Commissioner Shane Hoffmire alleges… Continue reading